Major Project

Cruise Terminal

New Cruise Terminal Plan

Liverpool City Council is looking to create a new cruise facility of “international standard”.

The scheme, which involves the controlled removal of Princes Jetty, will see the construction of a new terminal within a statement building, on a new suspended deck structure in the Mersey.

Last year Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 120,000 passengers and crew, but wants to capitalise on the cruise boom by creating a new passenger and baggage facility complete with passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.

The council has awarded the first stage of a two stage design and build contract to UK wide construction company McLaughlin & Harvey who will work alongside consultancy firm Ramboll to develop the facility with an outline planning application to be heard this April.

Now approved, site preparation at Princes Dock, in Liverpool Waters, is expected to start in October 2018.

The Ramboll team will then project manage and assist with ongoing monitoring of construction of the new facility. The multi-disciplinary design team, includes architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald, global planning and property consultants JLL, and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver.

Further planning applications could potentially include supplemental projects with a new 200 room hotel and 1,700+ multi-storey car park to enhance the city’s capabilities in handling the next generation of turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.

  • The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company Limited, as the statutory harbour authority for the Port of Liverpool, has now applied to the Marine Management Organisation for a harbour revision order under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964 in respect of works to be undertaken within the limits of the Port by Liverpool City Council.
  • The Order would authorise the construction and maintenance of works and other facilities at the Port within the limits of deviation shown on the deposited plans. The works comprise the construction of a reinforced concrete suspended deck, a cruise liner terminal building, a vehicular and pedestrian linkspan bridge, a new floating pontoon and two steel mono pile mooring dolphins. The Order would also authorise the demolition of the existing timber and concrete decked jetty known as Princes Jetty, as well as modifications to the existing landing stage. The Secretary of State may order a survey and examination of the works or of the site on which they are to be constructed.
  • Copies of the draft Order, the decision of the MMO referred to above, the Environmental Statement and the plans and sections which accompanied the application may be inspected, free of charge, until the expiry of the forty-two day period from Friday, 10 August 2018 at the following locations and times—
    Location Opening Times
    Liverpool City Council, 4th Floor Reception, Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool L3 1DS Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am to 5.00pm; Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0BL Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am to 5.30pm; Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

    Copies of the Environmental Statement may be obtained from Liverpool City Council, at the address given above, at a charge of £100 for a hard copy and £5 on CD.

    The draft Order and accompanying documents are also available for inspection at the offices of the MMO by appointment at the address given below or on the MMO’s website at

    Any person desiring to make an objection or representation to the MMO concerning the application should write to the Marine Licensing Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH or email

  • An objection or representation should—(a) be received before the expiry of a period of 42 days from Friday, 10 August;

    (b) be made in writing quoting reference DC10147;

    (c) state the grounds of the objection or representation;

    (d) indicate who is making the objection or representation; and

    (e) give an address to which correspondence relating to the objection or representation may be sent.

Quick facts

  • Site area
    Princes Dock
  • Developer
    Liverpool City Council
  • Timescale
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